sometime last week I suddenly lost the ability to right and middle click on my
(button-less) synaptics touchpad.
Today I investigated the problem and found out gnome-tweaks was one of the
relevant packages updated last week (3.27.4-1 -> 3.27.90-1).
In the new version I found the "Mouse Click Emulation" setting, which was set
to "Fingers". I realized the right click ability wasn't lost, but the the way
you right click changed from the bottom right corner click on the touchpad to a
two-finger click (I like the idea!).
Setting it to "Area" brought back the old behavior.
This setting is not present on the previous version of gnome-tweaks (3.27.4-1)
(at least on my installation) and I highly suspect the update to 3.27.90-1
changed the setting silently.
This is a really unexpected change which may leave a user puzzled for quite a
I would expect the introduction of such a setting not to change the previous
behavior automatically, but to default on the old behavior.
At least I would expect this change to be announced during the update.
Please let me know if I can be of further assistance to resolve this problem!
-- System Information:
Debian Release: buster/sid
APT prefers unstable
APT policy: (500, 'unstable')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386
Kernel: Linux 4.14.0-3-amd64 (SMP w/8 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.utf8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8), LANGUAGE=en_US:en
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
Init: systemd (via /run/systemd/system)
LSM: AppArmor: enabled
Versions of packages gnome-tweaks depends on:
ii gir1.2-glib-2.0 1.54.1-4
ii gir1.2-gnomedesktop-3.0 3.26.2-6
ii gir1.2-gtk-3.0 3.22.26-2
ii gir1.2-notify-0.7 0.7.7-3
ii gir1.2-pango-1.0 1.40.14-1
ii gir1.2-soup-2.4 2.60.3-1
ii gnome-settings-daemon 3.26.2-1
ii gnome-shell-common 3.26.2-4
ii gsettings-desktop-schemas 3.27.90-1
ii mutter-common 3.26.2-1
ii nautilus-data 3.26.2-2
ii python3 3.6.4-1
ii python3-gi 3.26.1-2
gnome-tweaks recommends no packages.
gnome-tweaks suggests no packages.
-- no debconf information